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Crap songs that you secretly think are awesome

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by zebulebu, Aug 12, 2008.

  1. zebulebu

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    Everyone's got 'em - songs that people cringe about cos they're crap, but you secretly can't listen to without a guilty look on your face...

    Some of the ones in the office today were desperately poor (someone mentioned Glenn Medeiros FFS) but I thought my three weren't too bad - until I went and watched the videos on Youtube... :biggrin

    In reverse order of crapness/embarrassment factor:

    3 - Jump (Van Halen) Yeeeahhhh - cheeeeeeeeese it!
    2 - Against All Odds (Phil Collins) - OK, I've got a legit excuse for this one - it was the first song I ever danced to with the first girl I ever went out with. She went back to Canada and died in a motorbike accident... well you can probably guess why I can't listen to it without weeping openly :)
    1 - Total Eclipse Of The Heart (Bonnie Tyler) - just listen to it - listen to it - and bathe yourself in its awesomeness :)
     
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  2. Mitzs
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    awww zeb, who would have knew your a big sap. I like this side of you. I like all 3 songs and will sing them out loud when they come on the radio specially Total Eclipse of the heart. That song rocks! :)

    I am sorry about your friend too.
     
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  3. Arroryn
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    Zeb you big softie. Sorry for the story behind it :cry: :hug: but you big softie, nevertheless :)

    Most pop-loving people would probably say all the music I listen to is crap.

    That being said, I only have one 'closeted' song that is embarassingly fun to listen to.

    China in Your Hand - T'Pau.
     
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  4. zebulebu

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    I make no apologies for the fact that I sometimes cry when listening to music - music moves me to a ridiculous extent but usually its something like a solemn classical piece or a beauitful aria that does it. Against All Odds is the exception - at least I've got a reason for it though!
    Ditto - but what a lot of people know about music could be written on the back of a postage stamp with a magic marker :biggrin
    LOL - years ago when I was in a band, they used to rehearse in the room opposite us in a studio in Greenwich. I'm not exaggerating - they used to play that ****ing song at least five times during every rehearsal - you would have been in heaven!
     
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    Junior - Mamma Used to Say
    Whitesnake - Is This Love
     
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  6. delorean

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    That is actually a legendary tune, later covered by his nephew Richard Blackwood about 5 years ago I believe.

    Here's a few choice steamers from my iPod (complete with YouTube video links where possible) that I am most definitely not ashamed to say are absolutely effing brilliant!

    Arnie And The Terminators - I'll Be Back! (I actually bought this on 'cassette single' when it came out)

    Smart E's - Sesame's Treat (C'mon it's brilliant!)

    Craig McLaughlan - Mona (Absolute clown shoes, but when you've had a few, everyone sings along!)

    Kajagoogoo - Too Shy (Not sure if the bloke singing this is a bit 'ginger beer', but who cares. Classic song!)

    A-Ha - The Sun Always Shines On TV (Can't touch 'Take On Me' for sheer epicness, but still an absolutely solid slice of 80's gold)

    Morris Minor & The Majors - Stutter Rap (English parody of the Beastie Boys. Great song!)

    I'm sure I could list about another thousand or so songs here, but I think the above will be enough to destroy any credibility I may/may not have on these fair forums! :)

    :ymca
     
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    how about eric clapton lay down sally? fave of mine as a girl i dated was called sally
    or, hole in the ground by bernard cribbens, listen to it as a kid
    and finally black sabbath paranoid just cos it has the line, finished with my woman as she couldnt help me with my life
     
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  8. Arroryn
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    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

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    oh come on, that song's just plain awesome, and only a pop junkie would say otherwise. lol.

    If anyone thinks otherwise, I'm coming round your house with my Sister's of Mercy collection. To ease you in, I'll start with 'this corrosion'...
     
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  9. delorean

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    Please don't ban me for the links I am about to post. I apologise in advance for crippling anyone's hearing and/or mentally scarring them for life.

    Link 1

    Link 2 <-- Notice how this one sounds like Rick Astley??

    Link 3

    Link 4 <-- Looking rather young here!

    I'm going to leave now and let you all bathe in musical goodness.*






    * p.s: I don't personally believe any of the above tracks are any good, just hilarious!
     
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    damn being on my htc diamond mobby about to watch dark knight otherwise id list more. well maybe when im back in the hotek and if thier free net is free i will. otherwise i have to pay for thier net and it aint cheap
    anyway to briefly give more, how about b.b king and i've got a good mind to give up living and go shopping instead, or willie nelsons worried man.
    sorry arro never been into som.
     
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  11. Arroryn
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    I got into them through a programmer at my old place, back when I was a labourer. One of the few bands I've seen individually live (as opposed to going to a festival) the other one being Rammstein. And their respective support acts :)

    Good atmosphere at both gigs - completely different crowds. I always like seeing the different people that turn up to see the different genres. SOM had a much more mature crowd...
     
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    Only band i seen live was the Dreamers from Freddy and the dreamers!

    i do lke the Wurzels, i got brand new combine harvester and Where be that blackbird, o and oim a coider drinkerz.

    I do Like Aretha Franklins RESPECT as that was one of the first tunes i can rember as a kid.
     
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    De = post any more of that and I'll ban you OK???
     
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    Thankfully Link 4 now shows as Video Unavailable! the rest were bad enough.
     
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    I think I must have some cringeworthy tastes, because many of the songs mentioned are ones I like, eg

    Jump
    Against All Odds
    Total Eclipse ( a pretty monumental piece in my opinion )
    T’Pau (everybody remembers Carol Decker for some reason – assuming they’re old enough!)
    Mona by Craig McL ( a good revamped version of one of Rolling Stones earliest songs )
    Aha – all good
    Paranoid ( I understand this … )

    Is listening to Coldplay an admission of cringeworthiness ? I don’t think so – the latest Viva La Vida album is outstanding – their best without doubt. Madonna’s dance numbers such as 4 minutes/Ray of Light/Hung Up/Sorry are classics of their genre – like her or loathe her – she’s good at what she does. When younger and into heavy metal and a great Rush fan I used to be embarrased to let other people hear the Hemispheres album – many people just don’t understand that kind of stuff. Likewise with some Pink Floyd songs, eg. the song ‘Echos’ on the album ‘Meddle’.

    The song ‘Flower of Scotland’ is often maligned by people but is a beautiful song.

    Other songs I would admit to liking are :-
    BACCARA - YES SIR, I CAN BOOGIE
    all Motown
    ABBA
    Men Without Hats - Safety Dance
    Chumbawamba – Tubthumping

    A similar thing applies to attending concerts and I find many people would never attend a classical concert, though I have been to quite a few – such as Scottish Proms last weekend – though many people just cannot appreciate ANY classical music at all - they don’t realise it forms the basis for much of modern popular music.

    Also in regard of music videos, Shania Twain’s Don’t Impress Me Much is one of my more embarrasing favorites :-
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mt7W6a_gQSM

    :oops::oops::oops:

     
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  16. zxspectrum

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    Firstly can i say Delorean, you must never apologise for smart ees - sesames treat that tunes was awsome and it also reminded me of the black beauty remix that was pretty ok.

    Secondly to all of you one thing ive started to do is try and not rip peoples taste in music as they find something in it that they like then fair play to them, plus i dont really like some goon telling me how and why my music is pants, if i didnt have an opinion of my own then life would be pretty mundane.

    I think a sone should like Zeb said make you feel good so ill put 5 down that i thin k do his whether drunk or sober is up to you

    1 The pointer sisters - im soooo excited
    2 The lightening seeds - te life of riley (remeber it used to be the goal of the month theme on match of the day
    3 new order and England - world in motion special cred to a John Barnes for the exquisite rapping.
    4 The village people - YMCA normally drunk when i do it and also straight.
    5 Frantique - strut your funky stuff, had to have something in from the 70s

    Well thats my little selection hope it strikes a chord with you as it does with me

    Ed
     
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  17. noelg24

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    ooooh....well this is interesting...some interesting songs listed too...here are mine in no particular order.

    Bombalurina - itsy bitsy teeny weeny yellow polka dot bikini (laugh all you want but I do dance to this and have done in front of my female friends!)
    T'Pau - China In Your Hand
    Taylor Dayne - Tell It To My Heart
    Aqua - Barbie Girl (yes I know and I dont care lol)
    Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up
    New Order - World In Motion (no other England song comes close!! Keith Allen is funny and John Barnes's rap is amazing :biggrin) EN-GER-LAND!
    The Lightning Seeds - Lucky You
    Suzanne Vega - Tom's Diner (all time classic)
    Robert Palmer and UB40 - I'll Be Your Baby Tonight
    Swing Out Sister - Breakout (I just love the song!!)

    Well that's all I can be bothered to list as I do have a lot lol. So go ahead slate me :biggrin
     
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    At least no one has said 'No Way No Way' by Vanilla.:oops: and for those of you who don't know it just look it up on YouTube .
     
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    the Proclaimers I would walk 500 miles in fact any thing from them, my wifes daughter is thinking of sueing me because she knows all the words of by heart. How about steps I tend to put that on when tidying up, I will seek help.:oops:
     
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    And I challenge anyone of a certain age for to sing along with either 'The Chicken Song' by Spitting Image or 'Star Trekkin' by The Firm.:oops:
     
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